Saturday, November 6, 2010

Washing Out Germs Without Harming Your Hands

If you notice, we won't actually analyze that while we focus on avoiding germs and washing them off, our hands might become so dry due to strong chemicals we use like germ-killing gels. Here's how to avoid what's going around - and take care of your hands.

Soap and Water:
The best time to use this is before meals and after using the bathroom; And any time you've touched moist, germy surfaces.
According to a research, washing hands at least 10 times daily may be the best way to keep the flu away. Use regular soap and warm water, not hot, since it's more drying which can lead to cracked skin.
After washing, apply a hydrating lotion.

Hand Sanitizers:
These are ideal for on-the-go, and whenever sink isn't handy. Although hand washing is still the best defense, antibacterial gels are less drying and less irritating than soap and water, plus it kills 99.9% of germs.
Use products with at least 60% alcohol. Anything less won't kill microbes.
After applying, use lotion if your hands are irritated. ANother option would be to try sanitizers that also contain moisturizers.